– American English Pronunciation –

– ( Letter P:  Pra ) –


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The pronunciations are not Universal as there are many different dialects of the English language, both world-wide and throughout America. The pronunciations that are presented here are based upon a combination of both common usage and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue.

Pra

 

Pa . Pe . Ph . Pi . Pl . Po . Pre . Pri . Pro . Pru-Pry . Ps . Pu . Py

 

Practical
– For this word, the first “a” is short, the “c” is hard but almost disappears, the “i” is an i-schwa, and for the “-al” suffix – the “a” turns into a true-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PRæ[K]-tih-kəl//ˈpɹæ[k].tə(ɪ).kəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Practically
– For this word, the first “a” is short, the “c” is hard but almost disappears, the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “c” is hard, and for the “-ally suffix – the “a” disappears, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PRæK-tihk-lee//ˈpɹæk.tə(ɪ)k.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Practice
– For this word, the “a” is short, the first “c” is hard but almost disappears, the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/PRæK-tihs//ˈpɹæk.tɪs/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Practices
– For this word, the “a” is short, the first “c” is hard but almost disappears, the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “c” is soft, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”

/PRæK-tih-sihz//ˈpɹæk.tə(ɪ).sə(ɪ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Practicing
– For this word, the “a” is short, the first “c” is hard but almost disappears, the “i” is an i-schwa, the second “c” is soft, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the words “sing”, or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PRæK-tihs-ing//ˈpɹæk.tə(ɪ).sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Praise
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/prayz//pɹez/

 

Praised
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”, the “e” joins with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (sometimes) stopped

/prayz-[d]//pɹez.[d]/ – Notice also that the “d” ending (when not stopped) acts as a second syllable

 

Praising
– For this word, the “ai” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “s” sounds like the letter “z”, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the words “sing”, or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PRAY-zing//ˈpɹe.zɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Prance
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, an . Pld the final “e” is silent

/præn-s//pɹæn.s/ – Notice also that the “s” ending acts as a second syllable

 

Prancing
– For this word, the “a” is short, the “c” is soft, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the words “sing”, or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PRæN-sing//ˈpɹæn.sɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Prawn
– For this word, the “aw” combination is pronounced like in the word “law” or “saw” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/prawn//pɹɔn/

 

Pray
– For this word, the “ay” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/pray//pɹeiː/ – Notice also that –

 

Prayed
– For this word, and the “ay” combination is pronounced like The True Long “A” (this is NOT the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and since the root word ends with the sound of the letter “a” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (usually) stopped

/pray[d]//pɹe[ɾ]/

 

Prayer
– For this word, and the “ay” combination is pronounced like The Long “A” / Short “I” Diphthong (this is due to the sound of the letter “r” directly after it), and for the “-er” suffix – the “e” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/PRAY-‘r//ˈpɹeɪ.ɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter P ) –


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